Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Twisting; winding; coiling; embracing.
- n. countable A layout or motion that twines.
- n. UK, uncountable, regional, West Cumbrian complaining or grumbling
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of twine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Winding around something; twisting; embracing; climbing by winding about a support.
- adj. The act of one who, or that which, twines; (Bot.) the act of climbing spirally.
“That was what he called twining her vernal wreath around the brows of patriot Hope.”
“He could clearly recall her twining her arms around his neck as he was leaving, kissing him lingeringly on the lips, and declaring that she had not spent a more energetic and enjoyable night since she did not know when.”
“And if the Cycropians swing on their trapezes as high as they can, often it's just to create a strong enough pendulum motion so that they can carry off a slower, more luxurious movement, such as twining the body around a trapeze bar.”
“It glittered beneath the light, twining over his broad shoulders to trail around my wrist like the ebony jesses of some exotic bird of prey.”
“It was still cloaked in shadow but if I stared long enough I could almost swear I saw the gossamer silhouette of an ancient oak, its branches twining together as though hiding a secret.”
“In vain, when freed, did Ponta try to avoid the clutching arms and twining body.”
“I think it was being in those woods, all the roots twining around my bones, like shackles.”
“The centipede, seven inches of squirming legs, writhed and twisted and dashed itself about his hand, the body twining around the fingers and the legs digging into the skin and scratching as the beast endeavoured to free itself.”
“People laid wreaths of flowers around town, twining roses around steel fences.”
“Our tongues were twining, our lips locked so tight that we were breathing for each other.”
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